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FOR-A to Introduce FA-128 Frame Synchronizer At NAB

New 14-Bit processing frame synchronizer provides unparalleled image quality (February 02, 2005)

FOR-A Corporation of America (NAB Booth #C4519), with over 30 years of experience in time base corrector (TBC) and frame synchronizer innovation, introduces the FA-128 frame synchronizer, the world's first 14-bit internal processing frame synchronizer. It comes as a stand-alone unit or as a modular card (UFM-128FS).

Prior to the FA-128, even the most high-end frame synchronizers were only able to offer 12-bit digital processing. Now, with the FA-128, operators can take advantage of the clear, crisp images that only 14-bit processing can provide. Plus, with its half-rack size, the FA-128 won't take up much space in the broadcast plant or the mobile unit. Operators looking for even more space savings can opt for the modular version of the FA-128, the UFM-128FS. The UFM-128FS cards can be inserted into FOR-A's UF-106 or UF-112 frames.

"Up until now, frame synchronizers have only been able to offer 10- or 12-bit processing," said Hiro Tanoue, Sales Manager, Eastern Region and Central/South America, FOR-A. "Even the most expensive products on the market could only provide 12-bit processing. The introduction of the FA-128 marks the first time a frame synchronizer can provide 14-bit encoding and decoding. That means the operator can benefit from a higher picture quality output."

Key features of the FA-128 (UFM-128FS) frame synchronizer include:
-- Analog composite I/O, 4:2:2 component internal signal processing
-- NTSC/PAL automatic detection
-- Digital 3-line adaptive comb filter processing
-- Full frame memory to prevent picture field inversion during processing
-- Process control functions (video level, chroma level, setup level, and chroma, H, and subcarrier phase)

About FOR-A
FOR-A is a major manufacturer and distributor of audio and video systems to the broadcast, postproduction and professional video markets.

For more information about FOR-A's product line, call 1-714-894-3311 or visit our web site at


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